Posted: 07/03/2018

Eat17 wants street food vendors for its two new London stores

Eat17Food retail brand Eat17 is looking for London-based street food vendors to take up residency in its new stores opening in Hammersmith and Leytonstone this year.

The grocery store chain, which combines food and drink with an interactive shopping experience, already has four stores in Walthamstow, Hackney, Whitstable and Bishop’s Stortford, with an annual turnover of around £10m.

“All four of our stores offer a different dining scene and food offering – Walthamstow has the restaurant, Whitstable is a deli and Bishop’s Stortford has our own in-store bakery and an indoor street food market selling Mexican, Japanese and Italian,” said co-founder James Brundle.

The new Hammersmith store – set to open in May – will have three street food booths available for vendors to set up shop in Smiths Square Market on Fulham Palace Road.

Eat17 says the booths will be “surrounded by beautiful plants and lighting with a seat area opposite providing customers with plenty of room to eat in”. There will also be a 2,000-square foot mezzanine room for other opportunities.

The second store, opening in July this year at Leytonstone on High Road, will feature three street food stalls, situated in a designated café and bar area “flooded in natural light with plants, statement lighting and relaxed décor for an unpretentious setting”.

“Each store has a different look, which we realise is unusual for a growing brand but it’s important to us to tailor each offering to its local area,” adds Brundle. “It’s nice to offer a point of difference in each place and it seems to be very popular with customers.”

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